Things that go bump in the night

Guest blogger & Autism Super hero sibling: Culzean Giammatteo   After the school year came to a close in the summer of 2013, I spent most of my time indoors, on whatever electronic device I had access to, reading. On this particular evening I was reading like I normally do and my brother, Vico, was... Continue Reading →

15 years later, ready for #autism answers

By Melanie Sanchez - TACA Mom My son Andrew is 15 1/2 years old.  He is non verbal, has autism, and a lovely contagious smile.  He had a brief "sleep deprived" EEG done right after diagnosis when he was around 3 years old.  It lasted  less than an hour and hardly seemed worth the time and effort.  At the... Continue Reading →

Quinn’s Trip Through Hell & Back

By Holly Riley TACA Co-coordinator Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley   In May of 2005 at the age of two, my son, Quinn, was diagnosed with autism. We didn't know if he would ever speak. For that matter, we didn't know if he would ever do anything but tantrum, cover his ears and spin things in... Continue Reading →

Functional Medicine goes mainstream

By Lisa Ackerman You cannot go a day without a healthcare story being featured in the news.  The Affordable Care Act, chronic health issues and access to health care have grown into one of the largest issues in American households. In the autism community, we are aware of these issues all too well. For decades,... Continue Reading →

United we stand, divided we fall

By guest blogger: Ali Hoffman – TACA Volunteer Maryland The autism community is the most divided community in the world.  Some say it’s a disability, some say it’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity, and most say - that’s not my (child’s) autism.  What one group does to support families is viewed as offensive to another... Continue Reading →

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